Monolingualism of the Other: or, The Prosthesis of Origin (Cultural Memory in the Present) [Jacques Derrida] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Monolingualism of the Other, Or, The Prosthesis of Origin Jacques Derrida was Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Monolingualism- ‘Monolingualism’ or ‘Unilingualism’, is the condition of being able to speak only a single language. Bilingualism-the ability to.

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I’m not sure what he is referring to, in exactitude, but that is the point. Derrida talks about a linguistic interdict in Algeria where you have to learn French, choose to learn Arabic in its classical way that makes it sound as a language of an unknown otherSpanish, or German, but you cannot choose to learn Berber.

Here are two reasons: Monolingualism of the Other was okay. Preview — Monolingualism of the Other by Jacques Derrida. Maybe if I take a break I’ll be able to appreciate his style once again. Part philosophical essay and part memoir, Derrida’s book questions identity: Contact Contact Us Help.

Reread every sentence twice and you will close the book wondering why we even attempt language. We only ever speak one languageor rather one idiom only. It’s not an easy-reader ;- But now again, I like books that challenge me to think and feel outside the expected. If I part with money for writing: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Although he may wander now and again, Derrida here remains as sharp as should be expected.

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Sign in to use this feature. Oliver Thomas rated it it was ok Feb 12, The Membrane and the Diaphragm. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Language is either a promise or a terror. Like Wittgenstein, Heidegger or Austin, Derrida sees in language the lens where these questions best come into focus. But not all books ought to have between three and five stars. Language is the other, taking our Proper name and replacing it jacqes the the syllables and sounds others have created.


Deconstruction and Critical Theory Peter V. He devotes a lot of time to exploring how h This was a challenge, but I really enjoyed reading it.

Jacquues language is a mi Monolingualism of the Other fits nicely with Heidegger’s essay ‘On the way to Language’, that is, if you’re interested in studying the feature of being both inside and outside language. Added to PP index Total downloads 43of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 4of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Doesn’t anything the self may say about its circumstances first have to reckon with the fact that self-identity is necessarily split, hence is yet to be achieved, if it is able to talk about itself at all?

This is probably the default response and makes a whole publishing industry of “How to read D. He uses his own experience to discuss language through identity, culture, and colonialism. The language called maternal is never purely natural, nor proper, nor inhabitable.

Now, you are probably asking, why have I given this book only two stars?

Monolingualism of the Other: or, The Prosthesis of Origin

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Among his books translated into English is Resistances of Psychoanalysis Stanford, Learning the Arts of Linguistic Survival: The book operates on three levels.

It was like he I love and miss the way people would struggle to find just the right word in their writing, and the attempt for precision. This is all too well known. Philosophy of Language in Continental Philosophy. This a priori universal truth of an essential alienation in language–which is always of the other–and, by the same token, monolinguapism all culture.


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Colby Dickinson – – Derrida Today 4 1: Oct 01, Beth Yost rated it liked it. On closing Jacques Derrida’s Monolingualism of the Otherthe reader may feel satisfied that the renegade branch of philosophy is alive and well—the tradition which, since Diogenes’ time, has gone cheerfully toher taking cracks at the plaster idols lining the halls of academia.

Indeed, Derrida’s fame nearly reached the status of a media star, with hundreds of people filling auditoriums to hear him speak, with films and televisions programs devoted to him, with countless books and articles devoted to his thinking.

Read it in a Swedish translation by Lars Fyhr.

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The Experimental Phenomenology of an Altered State. Feb 27, Derek Brown rated it it was amazing. Though one’s native language undeniably shapes one’s world, down to the minutest detail, Derrida is interested in bringing monolinguaism light the network of faults whereby, in fact, acquiring and speaking a language is possible.

It attempts to render justice. Jan 24, Carrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Didier Maleuvre – – Substance 28 3: So any language is a “language of the other,” a transaction that cannot logically be mine unless I inhabit a solipsistic bubble or yours either: He then measures himself as the most Franco-Maghrebian by birth, language, culture, nationality, and citizenship.